Proving that market-based initiatives are effective ways to manage emissions and incentivize participation, new carbon markets have launched around the world. This session will discuss the status and future direction of these markets.
Mr John Kilani joined the UNFCCC as Director, Sustainable Development in August 2008 from Qatar Petroleum where he led the state-owned Corporation's sustainable development initiatives.
Before moving to Qatar in 2005, John has worked in the South African mining industry for over 11 years. First with the South African Chamber of Mines (1994 - 2002) where he rose to the position of Senior Executive responsible for Safety, Health and Environment; and then moved, in 2002, to Anglovaal Mining Company, as Vice President for Sustainable Development. He joined the Chamber of Mines in 1994 from the University of Durban-Westville where he was Professor and Dean of the Engineering Faculty.
Mr. Kilani was part of the South African delegations to the UN climate change negotiations from 1998 to 2004, and was very actively involved in the negotiations of the Marrakesh Accord. He served as a member of the CDM Executive Board for the first five years of the Board's existence and was the Chair of the Board in 2004.